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University life for freshers (2019/20) - Christmas backpacking (or not) and festive homecomings with all the tinseltastic trimmings!

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NewModelArmyMayhem18 Wed 11-Dec-19 17:53:14

Previous thread.


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minesawine Wed 11-Dec-19 18:04:03

Only 2 more sleeps until my boy comes home. So excited grin

Prokupatuscrakedatus Wed 11-Dec-19 18:08:41

DD has kind of an oral exam tomorrow and the two last homeworks to hand in before Christmas break - all her written exams are fixed for February and papers have to be handed in at the end of March, before the next sem. starts.
She's just been here to use my printer.

bigTillyMint Wed 11-Dec-19 18:30:19

2 more sleeps here too!

Shimy Wed 11-Dec-19 18:37:23

Merry Christmas everyone fsmile.

Itscoldouthere Wed 11-Dec-19 18:39:31

Just posted on the old thread, looking forward to having my boys back at the weekend and finally getting the Christmas tree up 🌲

HoldMyLobster Wed 11-Dec-19 20:57:15

DD has done her last exam and flies to LA on Friday. Give our weather right now I'm well jel.

Also I got the bill for her next term's fees and accommodation shock

poseysbobblehat Wed 11-Dec-19 21:00:29

Mine is at uni ball tonight and back on Sat. Has got himself a girlfriend who's coming to visit over Xmas !

BringOnTheScience Wed 11-Dec-19 21:35:00

DC1 has an exam & group presentation tomorrow. Boo. Seems upbeat about it though. Coming home on Monday fsmile

Witchend Wed 11-Dec-19 21:53:07

3 sleeps here.

I need to move the Christmas presents out of her room. grin

ZandathePanda Wed 11-Dec-19 22:50:11

New thread!
It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas....

(excepting the election ‘blip’)

Ginfordinner Wed 11-Dec-19 23:11:44

DD's Christmas dinner with the flatmates and future houseshare mates went well. They are currently watching an old CBBC programme and have discovered that one of her flatmates was in it!

DrMadelineMaxwell Wed 11-Dec-19 23:38:24

Room allocation received from uni for DD's accommodation for next academic year..... in the same nice, new cul de sac as she is now. In a building the other end, that's more convenient and less far for her lectures and the rest of the campus.
Happy DD. She's already decided she will probably be doing the same in her third year if she can.

NewModelArmyMayhem18 Thu 12-Dec-19 06:08:21

@Jano69 thanks so much for filling up the other thread to bump everyone over here. halo

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NewModelArmyMayhem18 Thu 12-Dec-19 07:04:26

Ha, that's funny @Ginfordinner! One of DS's teachers was in Tracy Beaker!

DS home at the relative crack of dawn tomorrow. Clearly he can't wait to see us!!!

Reminder to all those DC who've not yet done so/had their A Level certificates sent to them, to collect before the end of term.

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Ginfordinner Thu 12-Dec-19 07:17:15

DD has a practical assessment today, and hopefully tomorrow will be less arduous.

ZandathePanda Thu 12-Dec-19 08:26:07

Ooo yes A Level certificates. Thank you. Dd did three different exam boards so it will be three different certificates too.

MrKlaw Thu 12-Dec-19 08:54:21

DS home this Friday evening. Hopefully we won't be picking him up from the station and dropping him straight to Wetherspoons like last time he visited.

Although we didn't see him for a while after dropping off in September, we've seen him twice in close succession - once when he came home for a weekend, and once when we went to see him at the Bath Xmas market. It'll still be lovely to see him and have a full house again

slalomsuki Thu 12-Dec-19 09:01:45

DS is home on Sunday with his washing no doubt. He's been home a couple of times this terms, reading week and when I had an operation so it's not quite such a surprise.

Biggest problem I'm having is trying to insure his car for the holiday at a reasonable cost. His insurance ran out an see didn't renew it as it was going to be 3 months and car is in a garage. Cost is prohibitive for short term and almost as expensive for a year.

Ragwort Thu 12-Dec-19 09:28:04

DS is home Sat, agreed to come on the train although DH did offer to collect him, slightly relieved as Nottingham is terrible for driving in. Can remember going there 35 years ago when I used to interview graduates for the ‘Milkround’, it was dreadful then grin.

DS & DH off for a skiing trip over the holidays so lots to look forward to. (I don’t ski and have opted to stay home, peace and quiet!).

bengalcat Thu 12-Dec-19 11:31:54

Mine's coming back on Monday although term ends tomorrow . So this weekend will be busy cleaning and tidying including laundering her bedlinen / duvet as no doubt various animals have rested there since she left .

Whatagoodidea Thu 12-Dec-19 13:11:44

My school broke up today. DB2 back on Sunday. Room cleaned and tidy, big shop planned for tomorrow , just made the first batch of mince pies. So excited.

Ginfordinner Thu 12-Dec-19 15:35:13

Just had a buzzing DD on the phone. She has passed her practical assessment and her marks from the first three exams average out at a first. I think next month's exams will be more difficult though.

ZandathePanda Thu 12-Dec-19 16:27:05

slalomsuki look at Marmalade insurance - Dd has got 60 days in a year - you can pick and choose which days and phone up on an ad hoc basis.

ZandathePanda Thu 12-Dec-19 16:27:34

Ginfordinner well done to your Dd!

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